A 4x4 camper is unquestionably the best vehicle for Botswana. For a self-drive safari, there’s really no other option. At the very least you’ll need 4WD and high-clearance to tackle the thick sand and occasional mud. But more than that, you’ll need their range and carrying capacity. Once you’re inside the parks there’s no fuel or supplies and many of the more isolated campsites also don’t have water. 4x4 campers aren’t just required for the poor road conditions, their extra features such as a table, chairs, lighting and – crucially – the fridge/freezer provide those small luxuries that make a well-planned safari so special.